3 IDEAS for you

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Garden Walkaround -

1 KNOW YOUR RAIN­FALL

How much an­nual rain do you get and when? Is it mostly in win­ter (south­ern Aus­tralia), in sum­mer (trop­ics and sub­trop­ics) or evenly spread (Mel­bourne and Syd­ney)? For suc­cess with min­i­mum care, choose plants from places with sim­i­lar rain­fall.

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USE YOUR CLIP­PINGS

Spread fine prun­ings on the gar­den in­stead of toss­ing in the green bin, and weeds with­out seeds or bulbs. Make com­post from lawn clip­pings, leaves and vegie waste. Spread when bro­ken down.

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TIME YOUR PLANT­INGS

Es­tab­lish new plants dur­ing mild weather at the start of your raini­est pe­riod. Don’t plant when weather is hot and dry, or cold and dry. Wa­ter in and once or twice more if the rain stays away.

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